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    I saw the film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in the movies with my father when I was 11. I loved it from the moment I saw it. To me, it was what Star Wars became to the kids of the 1970s and '80s. I even had my father drag me from department store to bookstore looking for the novelization that I wasn't even sure existed. (I eventu

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    Fantastic book with never before revealed information. Packed with photos and inside information available nowhere else, th

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    There isn't much you could want to know about the first season of Voyage that isn't in here. Each episode is covered in great detail including internal memos from production, Neilsen ratings for each episode along with those of the other shows in the same time slot, lots of comments from the actors and producti

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    The highest recommendation I can give this book is to say I received it today and after starting to read it late this evening I could

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    When I got this book, I couldn't believe the detail and research Marc accomplished. Also packed with rare never before seen images from this Irwin Allen classic!! Highly recommend for all sci fi fans. Yes, even Tr

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    Every thing you ever wanted to know about the first season and then some!
    Gives the Nielsen Ratings and synopsis and critics reviews

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    I learned a great deal about the origin and first year of one of my favorite shows.

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    Love this book lots of information about the show and actors in the show, cannot wait for the next book

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    Declaration of interest: I have also written a book about Irwin Allen, and often correspond with the guy who wrote the foreword. I bought this book for the same reason you are, I’m a big fan of the four Allen sci fi TV series. If you are a fan of Voyage, nothing I say will help or hinder this book’s sales, you will be buying it.

    The latest volume of Marc Cushman’s illuminating trawls through the Irwin Allen archives

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    Formative Bo

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    Another fantastic essential book companion by Marc Cushman. This book, like the other Irwin Allen books he wrote on the Lost In Space seasons is thick and heavy with over 650 pages filled with facts, figures and photographs. This sits

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    I got this book because I'm a big fan of voyage to the bottom of the sea and I was not disappointed I am now looki

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    A must purchase for Voyage fanslooking forward to Vol 2.

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read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Marc Cushman, Mark Alfred

Ence fiction genre and demonstrated what could be accomplished on a TV budget within a tight production schedule while appealing to a mass audience Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea set the stage for the success of Allen’s Lost in Space and The Time Tunnel as well as Gene Roddenberry’s Star TrekHere al. The highest recommendation I can give this book is to say I received it today and after starting to read it late this evening I could not stop reading until at 2am in the morning and 220 pages in I had to stop to get some sleep The information in this book covering so many facets of the showthe creator the actors and so much back story is captivating to say the least At over 600 pages this book is a wealth of information When I finish reading it my anticipation waiting for the next volume which will cover the three remaining years of the series will be difficult to control

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 Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Volume 1: The Authorized Biography of a Classic Sci-Fi Series

So is the rags to riches story of Irwin Allen from his tenement upbringing in the Bronx to his later incarnations in Hollywood Allen was an entertainment journalist radio and television host and literary agent – all before becoming a successful Academy Award winning motion picture producer and director. Declaration of interest I have also written a book about Irwin Allen and often correspond with the guy who wrote the foreword I bought this book for the same reason you are I m a big fan of the four Allen sci fi TV series If you are a fan of Voyage nothing I say will help or hinder this book s sales you will be buying itThe latest volume of Marc Cushman s illuminating trawls through the Irwin Allen archives is out and apart from a glaring error on page one leaving out Time Tunnel of all things and borderline Green Hornet from the 1966 67 fantasy shows and a peculiar lapse into spelling Captain Crane s name as Crain repeatedly on page 490 is beyond reproach As ever it is an essential add on to any discerning cult TV fan s library Detailing the creation and first season of the fondly remembered Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea we are promised a further volume covering the remaining three seasons and as the film and the first season are my least watched that s the one I m really looking forward to However this volume has persuaded me to rewatch a handful of first season gemsOnce again there are numerous candid photographs and although cast lists are less detailed we are spared the endless inane and often ignorant local newspaper reviews that littered the Lost in Space books the emphasis being mostly on the major press both national and trade As I did in my book Marc makes copious use of the Starlog interviews of the 80s and 90s a valuable reference source in its day The book is fairly uncritical of individual episodes although we haven t yet reached the silly ones although I personally thought JD Cannon did his best work outside of McCloud and the Invaders pilot in The Condemned Then again I share his disdain for the tedious The Human Computer episode which certainly divided the fans right down the middle My only serious complaint is with pages 214 to around 220 when he attempts to analyse the series bible instructions to writersTo criticise Voyage for lack of introspection is like criticising a western for having no skyscrapers in Dodge City As the excerpts uoted from the bible demonstrate and in common with Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek Allen was SO right in his instincts and choices Most crucially and again as with Roddenberry it wasn t just knowing what he wanted to do it was knowing what NOT to do Allen tells his writers The style of writing desired for the series is deceptively simple action pace economy and tense excitement Talk for talk s sake even talk for the development of depth of character is considered expendable Allen makes this perfectly clear He goes on in the same manner perfectly describing what he accomplished on screen particularly in the colour seasons to be discussed in this volume s follow up And again like Star Trek ultimately prevented by budget from putting feet on soil as much as he intended it turned out that many of the best episodes took place aboard the ship His instructions and intentions are the best part of the bookMarc argues Allen understood the urgency factor What he didn t realise was that the best story problems have to do with characters not things like enemy spies enemy aliens and enemy monsters The sixty year long success of Allen s 274 fantasy series episodes say otherwise Although it may not have pleased the actors this was not The Naked City Kojak or Streets of San Francisco where people stories were the order of the day or even I Spy or Star Trek The characters were reliable familiar stereotypes brought to three dimensions by the personalities of the actors not the scripts Yes we all enjoy a deep and meaningful drama once in a while the old MTMSteven Bochco shows of the 70s and 80s were marvellous the pinnacle of what American TV could be but Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was exactly about spies aliens and monsters which is why it ran for 110 episodes and four seasons and is still being watched today Marc tells us that Allen didn t understand the fundamental rules of entertainment and that his films don t ask the audience to think but that is the whole bloody point of Lost in Space Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Time Tunnel etc No one switches on an Irwin Allen show for messages or depth of characterisation and if they do they will soon be disabused of the notion and enjoying themselves far too much to be disappointed about itAllen was the living embodiment of entertainment over all else and as his instructions to the writers demonstrate to entertain was his sole intention It would be perfectly fair to laugh and point if Allen had announced that he was making something profound and deep and analytical and then turned in Monster From Outer Space The Fossil Men or Deadly Amphibians but it is uite unfair not to say absurd to criticise the guy for doing magnificently exactly what he set out to do which was unashamed thrills and spills There are or were in Allen s day dozens of shows on the air that asked the audience to think and the actors to make speeches including The Twilight Zone The Outer Limits and Star Trek and hooray for them I love em enjoyed them when they made a great point or a great speech and forgave them when their messages were trite and their motivation unlikely as they were occasionally on The Twilight Zone once or twice on The Outer Limits and freuently on Star Trek Way to Eden Friday s Child or Mark of Gideon anyone The best episodes of these shows may be greater artistic achievements than Allen s eye candy there are many uotable lines in all three but not a single one in all 110 episodes of Voyage but Allen made far fewer brutally unwatchable episodes When those shows failed they had further to fallIrwin Allen s shows were purely for relaxation for slobbing out to with a bag of chips and the fact that they are still playing today five decades on and that Marc s books are selling and that my own Irwin Allen book is still selling twelve years later is the indisputable proof that not only did Allen know exactly what he was doing but that he got it right I don t want to know what the Plant Man s mother did to him to make him want to conuer the world or whether the Abominable Snowman had a troubled childhood I just want to see them rampage round the ship for forty minutes until Admiral Nelson figures out how to blow them up That guys is Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaIf you want itAnd if you don t there are hundreds of episodes of dreary pompous godawful Star Trek spin offs and rip offs to watch instead with pages of ponderous thin preachy dialogue passing itself off as characterisation and depth I ll take the Cyclops dropping rocks on the Robinsons a giant in a yellow cardigan and fangs peering into the Seaview and a pirate running amok in the Time Tunnel any dayI ve spent a lot of space talking about a few pages but Irwin Allen is the poster boy for the misunderstood genius and it s tiresome to have to keep defending him The rest of the book is relatively free of such nonsense and once again is heartily recommended to any and all fans of 1960s sci fi TV Irwin Allen enthusiasts were well served by the Lost in Space volumes and Voyage aficionados will not be disappointed by the detail and rare photos herein Roll on volume two

read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Marc Cushman, Mark Alfred

Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Volume One documents the creation and production of the most challenging TV series up to its time Voyage was distinctive due to its recurring cast special effects driven action futuristic sets and expensive miniature photography The show elevated the TV sci. There isn t much you could want to know about the first season of Voyage that isn t in here Each episode is covered in great detail including internal memos from production Neilsen ratings for each episode along with those of the other shows in the same time slot lots of comments from the actors and production crew reviews for each episode from various periodicals from the time period and lots of great photos both from the episodes and behind the scenes The description of the book says it contains many never before published photos and that is absolutely true Each episode gets the full treatment in every way Marc Cushman and Mark Alfred have done a fantastic job I am really looking forward to volume 2 as season three is my favorite